Scott County, Illinois Population 2024

4,649

Scott County, Illinois's estimated 2024 population is 4,649 with a growth rate of -1.3% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Scott County, Illinois is the 97th largest county in Illinois. The 2010 population was 5,330 and has seen a growth of -12.78% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,344-61-1.38%
20284,405-61-1.37%
20274,466-61-1.35%
20264,527-61-1.33%
20254,588-61-1.31%
20244,649-61-1.3%
20234,710-61-1.28%
20224,771-78-1.61%
20214,849-92-1.86%
20204,941-33-0.66%
20194,974220.44%
20184,952-31-0.62%
20174,983-70-1.39%
20165,053-59-1.15%
20155,112-59-1.14%
20145,171-41-0.79%
20135,212-78-1.47%
20125,290581.11%
20115,232-98-1.84%
20105,33000%
19905,644-498-8.11%
19806,142460.75%
19706,096-281-4.41%
19606,377-868-11.98%
19507,245-931-11.39%
19408,176-363-4.25%
19308,539-950-10.01%
19209,489-578-5.74%
191010,067-388-3.71%
190010,4551511.47%
189010,304-437-4.07%
188010,7412112%
187010,5301,46116.11%
18609,0691,15514.59%
18507,9141,69927.34%
18406,2151,87143.07%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.3% (-61)
County Seat
2020 Population
4,941
Area
251 mi²
Density
19 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-5.91% (-292)
Founded
1839

Scott County, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,69395.8%
Two or more races1122.29%
Other race501.02%
Asian380.78%
Native American60.12%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Scott County, Illinois Population by Race

Scott County, Illinois Population Pyramid 2024

Scott County, Illinois Median Age

44.7

Total

43.6

Male

45.8

Female

Scott County, Illinois Adults

There are 3,840 adults, (1,018 of whom are seniors) in Scott County, Illinois.

Scott County, Illinois Age Dependency

73.6

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Scott County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female2,43149.62%
Male2,46850.38%

Scott County, Illinois Population by Age

Scott County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9522.498218
Married1,0872.9591.38.7
Non Family5851.1674.525.5
Female2253.5159.140.9
Male553.2472.727.3

3.02

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

82.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Scott County, Illinois Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade681.96%
9th to 12th Grade1835.29%
High School Graduate1,59646.1%
Some College56316.26%
Associates Degree2908.38%
Bachelors Degree59417.16%
Graduate Degree1684.85%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Scott County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Scott County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,3573,112717
2+ Races616118
Asian272121
Hispanic11110
Native American666
Other Race440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Scott County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,763$51,118$41,588
Less Than 9th Grade$29,688$29,688$0
High School Graduate$39,432$49,071$25,682
Some College$43,378$53,333$33,929
Bachelors Degree$54,395$83,125$52,981
Graduate Degree$59,167$55,313$65,208

$45,763

Average Earnings

$51,118

Average Male

$41,588

Average Female

Scott County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Scott County, Illinois Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Scott County, Illinois Language

97.35% of Scott County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.45% of the population.

Scott County, Illinois Language

Scott County, Illinois Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,62552611.37%
Hispanic6734.48%
Native6233.33%

10.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.27%

Male Poverty Rate

12.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Scott County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Scott County, Illinois is Native, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Scott County, Illinois is Hispanic, with 4.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.59%.

Scott County, Illinois Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.3%
High School12.03%
Some College4.9%
Bachelors or Greater2.52%

Scott County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.78%
Male Unemployed4.65%
Female Employed4.59%
Male Employed3.47%

Scott County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Scott County, Illinois Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$70,500$79,099
Families$85,813$91,553
Married Families$95,592$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,750$48,339

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Scott County, Illinois Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Scott County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Scott County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Scott County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Scott County, Illinois Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

273

Number of Veterans

263

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam137
Second Gulf War26
First Gulf War23
Korea16
World War II2

Scott County, Illinois Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7495
75+91
55 to 6448
35 to 5435
18 to 344

Scott County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2566.9%
2+ Races1521.13%
Native American233.33%

Scott County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Scott County, Illinois Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Scott County, Illinois Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Scott County, Illinois Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Scott County, Illinois Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Scott County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.53%

Born in Scott County, Illinois

99.14%

Native Born

0.86%

Foreign Born

0.24%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.14% of Scott County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 86.53% having been born in Illinois. 0.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Scott County, Illinois Place of Birth

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